Functional Handcrafted Pottery
Welcome to Halistra Pottery: makers of functional and colourful domestic earthenware. Visit the pottery studio on Scotland's beautiful Isle of Skye.
Artists have always drawn their inspiration from their environments. It is easy to see from where Neal captures his enthusiasm.
A wander around his fourteen acre croft (a Highland farm) reveals a wealth of influences. From the grandeur of the surrounding scenery to the subtle changes of light.
But rather than produce intricate slipware destined only for display cabinets, Neal's matter-of-fact attitude is that traditional earthenware should first and foremost serve a practical use.
Pure pieces, simply decorated but with a contemporary feel. Something that you should relish eating from and even enjoy washing up.
Even though Neal has an unsentimental attitude towards his own wares, when it comes to his students he delights in compelling them to explore every pottery avenue. Students aged from six to sixty have been infected with Neal's love of his craft.